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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Small business workshop set

There will be a small business workshop and question and answer session from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday in room 211 at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. The workshop will be co-hosted by Bryan Zak, director of UAA's Kenai Peninsula Small Business Development Center and Ray Zagorski, associate professor of business.

For more information, call Ray Zagorski at 262-0348 or e-mail .

Climate change to be discussed

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, The Kenai Peninsula College Service Learning Program and the KPC Sustainability Club present "The Science of Climate Change" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the commons at KPC.

Included will be a review of the evidence of man-made climate change, presented by Dr. Paula Martin, with a community dialogue to follow.

This discussion will help provide direction for the winter art exhibit "The Art and Science of Climate Change in Alaska" scheduled for January at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

Dr. Paula Martin has taught environmental science for 20 years and has tracked the development of Climate Science

For more information, call Laura Forbes at 283-1991 or Dave Atcheson at 262-0346.

Community ping pong continues

Public ping pong will start at 7:30 p.m. instead of 7 Wednesday and Oct. 21 at Redoubt Elementary School and it continues to 9 p.m. Beginning Oct. 28, it will be held at its regular time from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call Ron at 262-7899.

Get your spell on

The Kenai Community Library will host an adult spelling bee from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Teams of two or three members may register at the library or by telephone at 283-4378.

To celebrate Alaska's 50th anniversary of statehood, all words will be Alaskana. Call Julie Niederhauser at 283-4378 or e-mail her at for more information.

Nonprofits to meet

Executive directors of nonprofit organizations will meet at noon Friday at Charlotte's Restaurant in Kenai.

Discussions will feature events and regulations affecting nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 398-4846.

Auction, dessert fundraiser slated

The Montessori Public Charter School will hold an auction to support the fifth and sixth grade student delegates to the Model United Nations in New York City from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Soldotna Sports Center. The cost of admission is $5 per person and tickets are available at the door. Price include coffee, gourmet desserts, items up for bid and door prizes. Call 260-9221 for more information.

Eagles land in Kenai

Kenai Aerie No. 3525 of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles will host the Pacific Northwest Regional Conference Friday through Sunday at the FOE Aerie at 5765 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai.

Local members will be joined by Eagles from across Alaska, Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.

Additionally, a number of Eagle dignitaries from other areas of the U.S. and Canada will attend, including Grand Worthy President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Mike B. Lagervall, Sr.,

of Seattle and Grand Madam President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Jean Kerr of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

For more information, e-mail Tim Navarre at .

Center offers Sunday breakfast

The Sterling Center will continue to serve Sunday breakfast from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Menu includes a combination of several breakfasts cooked to order, or a prepared "to order" special if you desire. Suggested donations are $10 for adults and $7 for children.

For more information, e-mail .

Electronics recycling event plugs in

The annual central Kenai Peninsula electronics recycling event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Landfill site at Mile 98.5 south of Soldotna. Materials accepted include computers and components, TV's, cameras, card machines, phones, small appliances, old tapes and disks.

Household fees are $15 per vehicle with up to three monitors. Businesses and non-profits will be charged 25 cents per pound. There is a charge for extra monitors and TVs.

Items not accepted are exit signs, smoke detectors and vacuums. To schedule an appointment or to volunteer, call Jan at 262-5098.

Information on electronics recycling will be offered at 7 p.m. Nov. 4 in room 158 at the Kenai Peninsula College. Reilly Kosinski, outreach coordinator for Total Reclaim, Inc., will provide a hands-on demonstration of hows and whys to dispose of electronic devices and how to destroy data in a hard drive.

KDLL hosts membership drive

The KDLL, public radio station will hold its fall membership drive Oct. 22, 23, and 24. Call the station at 283-8433 and make a pledge or online at at any time.

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